3 Physical Layout of 2500W INVERTER
Your 2500W INVERTER was designed with a logical and efficient back
to front flow in mind. Power is applied to the large terminals on
the rear of the unit and flows forward to the AC output junction box,
(or optional receptacle), on the front panel. All of the indicators,
controls, and output connections that you will need to access after
a permanent installation are conveniently located on the front panel
(See Figure 3), See Section 5.1, Front Panel Controls and Indicators,
for a detailed explanation of the functions of the various controls
and indicators on your 2500W INVERTER.
Forced air cooling also flows in the same direction, with the fan
drawing air in from the rear and blowing it out through the vents
on the front panel.
NOTE: Although there are no air intakes on the sides of the unit,
it is still important to provide an adequate airspace around these
surfaces to allow for convection cooling. See Section 5.1 for installation
4 Quick Operational Check
This section will give you the information you need to quickly
hook-up your 2500W
INVERTER and check its performance before going ahead with permanent
You will need the following:
a) a 12 volt DC power source (24 volt for 24 volt model)
b) two cables to connect the DC power source to the 2500W INVERTER
c) a test load of 100-1000 Watts.
d) A line cord to connect the test load to the receptacle
4.1 DC power Source
The power source must provide between 11 and 15 volts DC (22
and 30 volts for 24 volt model) and must be able to supply sufficient
current to operate the test load. As a rough guide, divide the wattage
of the test load by 10 (by 20 for 24 volt model) to obtain the current
(in amperes) the power source must deliver.
example: Test load is rated at 250 watts. Power supply must be
to deliver 250v-10=25 Amperes (or 12.5 Amperes for the 24 volt model